Zoning Map / Property Cards / GIS
There are a number of on line tools you can use to research a vast and varied array of data and information about property in Webster and beyond. This information may be necessary if you are applying for permits with the Town. This page provides a quick description and links to following resources:
- Town of Webster Zoning Map (PDF) - this is the official Zoning Map
- Town of Webster GIS Mapping Tool - an interactive, online tool - local information - for reference only.
- Town of Webster Property Record Cards - searchable database of property information generated by the Assessing Department
- Massachusetts DFW / Natural Heritage & Endangered Species Program (PDF) - showing Priority Habitats of Rare Species, Estimated Habits of Rare Wildlife & Vernal Pools.
- Massachusetts GIS Mapping Tool (OLIVER) - multiple layers of information including environmental, cultural, census, governmental jurisdiction and other resources.
- FEMA / Flood Insurance Rate Maps - online resources for finding information on flood zones.
- USGS Map Center - interactive online resource local, state and national information pertaining to geological and topographical information.
This map is in PDF format. This is the official zoning map for the Town and should be used for all zoning inquiries. The zoning information found in the GIS tool is for general information purposes only.
CLICK HERE to view the map.
Please note that recent zoning changes made at Town Meeting may not appear on the current map. Please contact the Planning & Economic Development Department if you have any questions.
A Geographic Information System (GIS Software) is designed to store, retrieve, manage, display, and analyze all types of geographic and spatial data. The Town of Webster GIS allows you to seach for properties and, using many tools, view the information in mutiple ways such as parcel ID, zoning, aerial photos and much more. There is a Quick Tips section that can help you learn about the many ways to view the data.
Please note: this system is for reference purposes only. More information information about how often the parcel information and map updates can be found on the Disclaimer tab.
Please contact the Assessing Department if you have any questions.
An online database maintained by the Town of Webster Assessing Department. Use this tool to look up property record cards for the current fiscal year, view tax rates and search personal property records. Please contact the Assessing Department if you have any questions.
Massachusetts Division of Fisheries & Wildlife / Natural Heritage & Endangered Species Program - 2017 Map (PDF)
This map shows three types of habitats that are protected under the MA Endangered Special Act and the Wetlands Protection Act: Priority Habitats, Estimated Habitats and Vernal Pools. Work within these areas require permits and review by the Town, the State or both. The Town of Webster’s Conservation Agent can assist you in understanding the permitting process.
Mass GIS is the State’s “one stop shop” for interactive maps and geospatial data for Massachusetts. You can view and explore the extensive library of map information. Mass GIS has many map layers (roads, wetlands, aerial photos, property parcels, etc.) that can be combined to make a map for any area in the state using the Oliver interactive mapping tool. Other interactive, pre-made maps focus on a common theme such as Legislative Districts, Shoreline Change, Dams and many more topics along with ready-made maps.
This is an interactive map service provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. You can use this system to assess your potential need for flood insurance. Whether you are in a high-risk zone or not, you may need flood insurance because most homeowners' insurance doesn't cover flood damage. If you live in an area with low or moderate flood risk, you are 5 times more likely to experience flood than a fire in your home over the next 30 years. For many, a National Flood Insurance Program's flood insurance policy could cost less than $400 per year. Call your insurance agent today and protect what you've built.
Our programs produce accurate geologic maps and 3-D geologic frameworks that provide critical data for sustaining and improving the quality of life and economic vitality of the Nation. They also organize, maintain, and publish the geospatial baseline of the Nation's topography, natural landscape, built environment and more.